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Corporate Plan 2017-21
31st August 2017
The 2017–21 Corporate Plan for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has been developed and is designed to be the principal planning document for the Department as required under paragraph 35(1)(b) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. This Corporate Plan,...
2018-19 Budget: Community Development Programme reforms
8th May 2018
Changes to the Community Development Programme (CDP) announced in the 2018-19 Budget.
2018-19 Budget: New Land and Sea Future Fund
8th May 2018
Changes to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account (Land Account) and to the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in the 2018-19 Budget.
Open letter to the Australian Public Service
4th May 2018
Dear colleagues As the 20 members of the Secretaries Board, we are proud to lead a workforce that strives for excellence and cares about delivering for all Australians. We work in a system shaped by the 1974-76 Coombs Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration. Much has changed since then. With this in mind, we are pleased to share the news that the Prime Minister has commissioned a major review of the APS, which will report in the first half of 2019. The terms of reference set...
Understanding family perspectives of school attendance in remote communities: evaluation of the Remote School Attendance Strategy
3rd May 2018
The broad goals of this report are to gain a better understanding of parents’ and carers’ behavioural motivation in relation to education, and to what extent attitudes and beliefs impact on school attendance in remote Indigenous Communities. It also aims to identify how individual families engage with and respond to the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS). This will provide insights into how RSAS and services can better tailor support for people in different contexts, or at different times...
Draft legislation programme - Senate
2nd May 2018
2018 Winter Sitting of Parliament: Week 1 (8 - 10 May)
Administrative Arrangements Order on 19 April 2018
23rd April 2018
Includes a summary of changes document.
Guthoo Youth Report 2018
16th April 2018
The Kalgoorlie Youth Project (now named Guthoo, meaning we are one) aims to describe the perceptions, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal youth in Kalgoorlie Boulder. Guthoo contributes to a better understanding of the key drivers of youth disengagement in the region. The Guthoo Youth Project will benefit the community by working to build capacity in community-organisations and reducing antisocial behaviour in the community.
Report: Energy labels that make cents
28th March 2018
When shopping for appliances, people can find it difficult to weigh up the advertised cost of an appliance against its long-term running costs. This is sometimes referred to as the ‘energy‑efficiency gap’. BETA joined forces with the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy and Appliances Online to see if we could encourage consumers to buy more energy‑efficient appliances—helping them to save money. Drawing on behavioural insights, we designed an alternative energy...
Report: Saying more with less
28th March 2018
BETA joined forces with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to test whether energy fact sheets can improve people’s ability to understand and compare energy plans—and ultimately choose the best one for them. Drawing on behavioural insights, we designed five energy fact sheets and ran an online survey to test if any of these fact sheets, or the existing AER fact sheet, improved participants’ engagement, likelihood to switch and confidence making energy decisions. We found all five BETA fact...
Clontarf Foundation Expansion Measure - Final Report
28th March 2018
The purpose of the research is to evaluate the implementation of the expansion measure and the extent to which the expansion is contributing to the achievement of its objective to encourage positive outcomes for an additional 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys. Specifically, the key questions identified include: How well has the Clontarf Foundation implemented the expansion measure? How does it vary by school or jurisdiction? Have there been improvements...